The latest on Elias Abuelazam, the 33-year-old Israeli Arab suspected of a horrific stabbing spree at least 20 men. All but one were Black or dark skinned. Five men were killed around Flint, Michigan and others were attacked in Virginia and Ohio. At a packed community meeting last night in Flint, about 100 residents demanded answers and said they were not warned a serial killer was on the loose.
The first fatal attack was May 24 and the final fatal attack on August 2 when 49-year-old Arnold Minor was killed. "We never heard any type of [serial killer] going on," the victim's mother, Elzora Minor, told WDIV. Minor's sister believes police didn't do more because "most of the victims" were Black. "They were doing a lot of covering up so no one will place the blame on them," Stephanie Minor said.
Seventeen-year-old Etwan Wilson was stabbed on August 1 and survived. Wilson says police "never" questioned him that night and demanded to know why they waited days to interview him.
Abuelazam is expected to be extradited to Michigan from Atlanta this week to face at least one count of murder. Abuelazam was arrested August 11 at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport before catching a flight bound for Tel Aviv.
Were police waiting for a "better" time to search for the killer? Did they assume the attacks were gang-related? Or did they just not care?
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